Is College Worth the Money? | The Frugalista

Is College Worth the Money?

by frugalista on April 21, 2010

With unemployment numbers at 9.7 percent nationally, a lot of Americans are rethinking some of their career -and college – investments. For many of us, college will be one of our biggest purchases, aside from buying a home.

A factoid from projectstudentdebt.org: In, 2008, 67% of students or 1.4 million students graduating from four-year colleges and universities had student loan debt.

I have long thought that college comes with a lot of “professional expenses,” which often include student loans, networking conferences and expensive suits. I have questioned whether the expenses I’ve had as a professional off set the extra money I’ve earned from having a degree.

Check out the widget below that I found and decide for yourself if college is really worth cash! Leave a comment with your thoughts on the matter!

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